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Boxing: Fury hints at ‘old gang’ reunion

Tyson Fury has confirmed a split with trainer and ‘friend’ Ben Davison however hinted at teaming up with American based trainer Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill.

The Gypsy King had a brief spell at the famous Kronk Gym back in 2010 where he was trained by legendary hall of fame trainer Emanuel Stewart.

The split was confirmed on Davison’s social media with Fury then responding on Instagram suggesting he will be teaming up with the nephew of Stewart.

Davison was instrumental in the two years he had been with Fury, overseeing the ‘comeback’ of the Gypsy King after a two year lay off and seeing the former undisputed champion lose over 10 stone in weight.

Fury takes on reigning WBC heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas in a rematch of the epic fight the pair fought to a draw back in December 2018.

It’s believed Fury will team up with Hill at the famous Kronk Gym in Detroit as the 6ft 9in giant prepares for the highly anticipated rematch against Wilder who recently knocked out Luiz Ortiz at the MGN Grand in Las Vegas.

Davison’s suggested the pair parted ways on good terms, with the 27 year old optimistic of his former fighters chances saying : “We remain friends, he will smash the dosser”.

Fury has been open of his private life since becoming the Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion back in 2015.

“I woke up every day wishing I would not wake up any more,” Fury told BBC Sport.

“I could not pinpoint what made me depressed, I was rich, successful, young, healthy, had a family, fame – everything a man could dream of – but I was still depressed.”

“But I am living proof anyone can come back from the brink.”

Fury is due to team up with Hill in the coming weeks as he enters camp for the rematch with Wilder.

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